TITLE

Collateral consequences of an ever-expanding prison system

AUTHOR(S)
Kinner, Stuart A.; Milloy, M-J
PUB. DATE
March 2011
SOURCE
CMAJ: Canadian Medical Association Journal;3/22/2011, Vol. 183 Issue 5, p632
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
Article
ABSTRACT
The article focuses on the shortcomings in the Canadian Conservative government's plan to spend over 235 million dollars on expanding federal correctional centers. It says that the view of the plan's supporters does not recognize that prisoners are also part of the society, adding that much could be gained by backing the reintegration of prisoners already in the system. It mentions that studies suggest that most ex-prisoners reoffend and that illicit drug use is a key risk factor for recidivism.
ACCESSION #
60155911

 

Related Articles

  • Polysubstance abuse: The interaction of alcohol and other drugs. Capodanno, Daniel J.; Chavaria, Frederick R. // Federal Probation;Sep91, Vol. 55 Issue 3, p24 

    Calls for a new approach to treatment of probationers and parolees with substance abuse problems. Alcohol and addiction; Polysubstance abuse; New treatment strategy.

  • Corrections in Canada and "Sunny Days". el-Guebaly, Nady // Canadian Journal of Addiction;Dec2015, Vol. 6 Issue 3, p4 

    An introduction is presented in which the editor discusses various reports within the issue on topics including the delivery of psychiatric services in correctional facilities in the U.S., the relationship between substance abuse and mortality among people released from prison in Sweden, and...

  • Health Link offers a `lifeline' to ex-offenders. Whalen, Laurie // New York Amsterdam News;06/08/2000, Vol. 91 Issue 23, p18 

    Reports on the connection between drug abuse and recidivism in the United States. Myths about drug abuse; Reasons of offenders for returning to crime or substance abuse; Role of discharge planning programs like Health Link in preventing recidivism.

  • From Input to Outcome. WARNER-ROBBINS, CARMEN // American Jails;Jul/Aug2014, Vol. 28 Issue 3, p76 

    The article discusses the role of data collection, analysis and interpretation of data related to prisons as of 2014. The topics discussed include data related to inmates' religious practices, analysis of data from sociological, medical and criminogenic perspective. Also discussed is effect of...

  • An economic analysis of recidivism among drug offenders. Kim, Il-Joong; Benson, Bruce L. // Southern Economic Journal;Jul93, Vol. 60 Issue 1, p169 

    Explore the determinants of recidivism among drug offenders in Florida. Model of probability of recidivism for drug and non-drug offenses among a sample of persons drawn from the Sentencing Guidelines/Florida Department of Corrections Matching Database; Size of the police force; Imprisonment...

  • Prison Nurseries: A Pathway to Crime-Free Futures. Carlson Jr., Joseph R. // Corrections Compendium;Spring2009, Vol. 34 Issue 1, p17 

    The article focuses on the history of U.S. prison nurseries and discusses the nursery program in Nebraska which is considered as the second oldest operational program in the nation. It determines that a nursery program will not solve all of the problems of participants but will minimize...

  • From the inside out: injecting drug use in the Australian prison system. May, James // HIV Australia;2009, p29 

    The presents insight of injecting drug use (IDU) in custodial settings through the interviews of two people with first-hand experience in the Australian prison setting and discusses the importance of harm-minimisation. The author states that there are evidence that illicit drugs are widely...

  • Treating Opioid Use Under California's Proposition 36: Differential Outcomes by Treatment Modality. Conner, Bradley T.; Hampton, Ashley S.; Hunter, Jeremy; Urada, Darren // Journal of Psychoactive Drugs;Apr2011 Suppleme, Vol. 43, p77 

    In California, Proposition 36 (Prop. 36) has led to positive outcomes for a significant proportion of participants�increases in drug treatment completion, reduced drug use and recidivism, and increased employment. However, there are notable differences in outcomes among Prop. 36 subgroups,...

  • Factors that influence adult recidivism: An exploratory study in Pollsmoor prison. Gaum, Goudine; Hoffman, Sandy; Venter, J. H. // South African Journal of Psychology;Jun2006, Vol. 36 Issue 2, p407 

    Available statistics on recidivism in South Africa are severely limited, but estimates indicate that it is unacceptably high. This study uses data from the case files of two psychologists working in the Department of Correctional Services at Pollsmoor Prison, Cape Town, to describe the...

Share

Read the Article

Courtesy of VIRGINIA BEACH PUBLIC LIBRARY AND SYSTEM

Sorry, but this item is not currently available from your library.

Try another library?
Sign out of this library

Other Topics